frequent contacts

Durham Academy Hotline: 919-489-2534
For School/Extended Day Delays or Closings, Athletics, and Emergency Information

Durham Academy Security: 919-451-5940
Answered 24/7, but does not accept text messages.

Preschool/Lower School: 919-489-3400
3501 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5539
Fax: 919-489-4893 

Middle School: 919-489-9118
3116 Academy Road
Durham, NC 27707-2699
Fax: 919-489-9110

Upper School: 919-489-6569 
3601 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5599 
Fax: 919-489-7356

Business Office: 919-489-6569
3130 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705-6008 
Fax: 919-489-7466 

Administration

Michael Ulku-Steiner
Head of School
919-489-6569 (x6102)
Administrative Assistant Xandy Jones
919-489-6569 (x6102) 

Lee Hark
Associate Head of School
919-489-6569 (x6106)

Lanis Wilson
Upper School Director
919-489-6569 (x6104)
Administrative Assistant Teresa Evans
919-489-6569 (x6101) 

Jon Meredith
Middle School Director
919-489-9118 (x4102)
Administrative Assistant Kathy Pierce
919-489-6569 (x4101) 

Carolyn Ronco
Lower School Director
919-489-3400 (x2103)
Administrative Assistant Beth Throop
919-489-3400 (x2102)

Christian Hairston-Randleman
Preschool Director
919-489-3400 (x2489) 

Admissions and Enrollment Management

Victoria Muradi
Director of Admissions, Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
919-489-3400 (x2111)

Lori Reade
Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
919-489-9118 (x4103)

Lali Pshyk
Assistant Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
919-489-3400 (x2110)

 

Athletics

Steve Engebretsen
Director of Athletics
919-489-6569 (x6120)

Andy Pogach 
Assistant Director of Athletics
919-489-9118 (x4305)

Jon Lantzy
Assistant Director of Athletics
919-489-9118 (x4308) 

Business Office

Jerry Benson
Director of Business Services
919-489-6569 (x6134) 

Kyle Lewis
Controller 
919-489-6569 (x6137) 

Communications

Leslie King
Director of Communications
919-489-6569 (x6152)
C: 678-613-6707

Kathy McPherson
Associate Director of Communications
919-489-6569 (x6144) 

Melody Butts
Assistant Director of Communications

919-489-6569 (x6145) 

Development & Alumni Affairs

Leslie Holdsworth
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs
919-489-6569 (x6148) 

Chris Mark
Associate Director of Development
DA Annual Fund
919-489-6569 (x6147) 

Sarah Motsinger
Assistant Director of Development
919-489-6569 (x6142) 

Tim McKenna
Associate Director of Alumni Affairs
919-489-6569 (x6149) 

Diversity

Kemi Nonez
Director of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Admissions Counselor
919-489-6569 (x6111)

Mailing Addresses/Directions

Admissions, Lower School, Preschool:
3501 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5539

Business Office:
3130 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705-6008

Communications, Development & Alumni Affairs, Head of School's Office, Upper School:
3601 Ridge Road
Durham, NC 27705-5599

Middle School:
3116 Academy Road
Durham, NC 27707-2699

DIRECTIONS TO THE LOWER AND UPPER SCHOOL CAMPUSES
From Interstate 40
  • Exit at route 15-501 and head north for 1.4 miles.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto Garrett Road.
  • At the stop sign, turn right onto Pickett Road.
  • At the next light, turn left onto Ridge Road.
  • Turn right into the SECOND Durham Academy entrance on Ridge Road.
  • Visitor parking is on the right; park in any available space.

From Interstate 85 or the Durham Freeway (Rt. 147) 

  • Exit at route 15-501 and go south.
  • Take the Cornwallis Road exit (#106) and turn right onto Cornwallis Road.
  • Go .6 mi and turn left onto Ridge Road. 
  • Go 1 mi.  
  • Turn left into the SECOND Durham Academy entrance.  
  • Visitor parking is on the right; park in any available space.  

 

Why DA?
An independent, coeducational day school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
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